8 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

There were eight imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - There were eight new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Monday noon (Nov 9), taking Singapore's total to 58,064.

There were no cases in the community or workers' dormitories for the fourth day in a row, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

There were eight imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notices on arrival in Singapore.

Of the eight imported patients, there were three permanent residents who returned from India, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The 47-year-old man who returned from the UAE underwent a Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon return to Singapore, and self isolated at home while waiting for his test result.

He was sent to hospital after his test came back positive the next day.

Another two cases were work pass holders who arrived from South Korea and the Philippines.

There were two work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia.

The remaining case is a long-term visit pass holder who arrived from India.

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MOH also announced that the cluster at Toh Guan Dormitory has been closed as it has not had new cases linked to it for 28 days, or two incubation periods.

MOH added that the number of new cases in the community has remained low, with a total of one case in the past week, who is currently unlinked.

With 6 cases discharged on Monday, 57,966 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

A total of 34 patients remain in hospital, with none in intensive care, while 21 are recuperating in community facilities.

Singapore has had 28 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes.

Since December last year, the virus outbreak has infected over 48 million people and killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.

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